Aquavitus

Aquavitus

750ML42% ALC/VOL
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    (6 Customer Reviews)
  • $40.00 (BEFORE TAX)
  • Aquavit (Akvavit “water of life”) Take a trip through the history books and you will find that almost every country had its own version of this spicy spirit - the only surprise is that our Canadian Aquavit shouldn't have taken so long in coming.

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery distills an award-winning Aquavit that has been embraced by the local Scandinavian community and others who enjoy this aromatic 42% alc./vol. spirit.

It’s quality was affirmed at the World Spirits Awards held in Denmark in 2015 where it earned a Double-Gold in the ‘home of Aquavit.’

What is Aquavit?

Aquavit is a vodka-style spirit infused with aromatic herbs and spices to give a distinctive flavour characterized by a dominance of Caraway and Dill, our version also includes Anise, Fennel, Coriander, and Juniper.

This spirit is the first choice for Scandinavian festive celebrations, especially Christmas, where is consumed neat, chilled served in small shot or tulip glasses and sometimes served alongside a cold pint of beer.

Accompanying the Aquavit is usually a meal of pickled herring or smoked salmon or a fine roast.

Aquavit is claimed to aid in digestion (“help fish swim down to the stomach”).

Aquavit in History

The history of Aquavit dates back to the early 1500’s, when at that time the spirit was claimed to have many medicinal properties.

Today there are numerous styles of Aquavit such as Norwegian aquavit which is sometimes aged in barrels and then transported by ship across the equator several times to barrel instill additional flavours.

Future endeavours for Okanagan Spirits Aquavit may include finding a volunteer to row a barrel of our Aquavit once or twice around Okanagan Lake.

Customer Reviews

  • iris scherger
  • November 4, 2017
This unique combo of ingredients & flavor is best captured with just water and ice. Not sure if it should be called vodka or not, it's a brand of its own. I am very sensitive to hard alcohol but for what ever reason, this one is not upsetting and very little after effects, smooth! I am not in the area very much but would go out of my way to pick up more.
  • Kim McLean
  • May 1, 2019
Last summer I did a six week Eastern Europe trip...which of course included thoroughly enjoying the Eau de vie offering from each country. Comparatively, Okanagan Spirit’s Aquavitus is amazing! It rivals some of the best fruit brandies I tried on that trip. I would definitely buy this again...without hesitation. Next is a Scandinavian trip. I’ll look forward to comparing my newfound love for Aquavitus with what I sample on that adventure.
  • Ryan
  • July 20, 2020
It's good. I don't even like the black liquorice aftertaste, but I like this stuff anyways. I'd buy again for sure.
  • Svend
  • August 17, 2020
I am Danish. From Aalborg. This is waaaaayyyyyyyyyy better than some of the "original" stuff!
  • Beatrice
  • December 13, 2021
This is absolutely the best aquavite (Danske). I have tried a few Danish aquavites and this is by far the smoothest.
  • John
  • January 16, 2024
I love aquavit! Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and more recently, Canadian. Aquavitus is intriguing take on my favourite spirit. The fruit brandy base gives it a grappa like mouthfeel. The botanicals are a bit understated, but all present and accounted for. Better for cocktails than a straight sipper.

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